Distinguished Guest Lecture Dr Fennell
Distinguished guest speaker - Dr S Fennell, Cambridge University - Topic: On her book 'Rules, rubrics and riches'
The role of institutions and economic development is discussed by many studies. However, Dr Fennell challenges some of the received wisdom and the idea of rule of law as being an inadequate aspect of understanding governance. She finds that the common recommendations play only one part in explaining prosperity- the use of rubrics (sets of protocols or steps) could be incorrect if the role of culture and history is not taken into account.
The seminar was attended by staff, masters and PhD students.